Lew Horton’s newest Special Edition, a flat top carbine from Olympic Arms, is now available. This new model features a 7075 T6 Aluminum Forged Receivers Machined By Olympic Arms, anstainless finish M4 barrel, an A2 flash hider, a six position collapsible stock, gas block withpicatinny rail on the front and a flat top picatinny rail on the upper receiver.
A Massachusetts and New York compliant version, outfitted with a pinned collapsible stock, muzzle break and a 10 round magazines also available.
This Wednesday, July 18, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a special hearing on legislation to repeal Michigan’s “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements for handguns. House Bill 5225, which seeks to replace the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” requirement with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, has already passed in the state House of Representatives by an overwhelming 74 to 36 vote on June 13. Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the two companion bills to HB 5225, House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499, both of which also passed the state House and were sent to the Senate last month.
HB 5225, sponsored by state Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93), would repeal the outdated and ineffective “permit-to-purchase” requirement. Under the current state process, gun buyers must apply with their local law enforcement agency and pass a written test before being authorized to buy a handgun. This “permit” is valid for only one gun and it expires after ten days. This process became obsolete when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) took effect in 1998. Since that time, federal law has required a national criminal records check for the purchase of any firearm, from any gun dealer, in every state. The NRA has been working diligently to repeal the antiquated, costly and unnecessary “permit-to-purchase” obstacle for gun owners, and has coordinated with several state Representatives to produce the new language for HB 5225.
HB 5225 as amended would, if enacted:
- Repeal the state requirement to seek police permission to purchase a firearm by traveling to a local police station and obtaining a permit to purchase.
- Repeal the requirement for a law-abiding citizen to register a legally purchased and owned firearm with the government through the police.
- Adopt the use of the federally-funded National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
- Cut Michigan’s costs by using the federally-administered national instant background check system and eliminate wasted man-hours of tracking lawful gun owners in Michigan.
- Default to the federal standard of prohibited persons and require a background check for each purchase.
Murdoc is optimistic that this is going to become law, but Michigan residents take a few minutes to contact your senators to make sure they know you care about this. Combined with the elimination of the “safety inspection” (registration) requirement after any pistol purchase, Michigan is finally on the right path for handgun ownership.
Building on the phenomenal success of its Rail Master™ laser, Crimson Trace announces the immediate release to sale of their new, 100 lumen rail-mounted Rail Master light (http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/rail-master/01-3260). Engineered to fit any firearm with a Picatinny rail, the Rail Master offers a 2 hour run time on one CR2 lithium battery and instant, ambidextrous activation in a compact, snag-free package. The Rail Master light will be available through the regular dealer network or direct from the Crimson Trace website at an MSRP of $139.
Each Rail Master light is equipped with 4 interchangeable inserts to allow the user to custom fit it to their gun. “The idea was to allow this multi-platform illumination tool to fit as many firearms as possible,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “The Rail Master’s inserts and Secure-Lock Technology™ allow it to fit both rifles and shotguns, while on handguns, the user can fine tune the position of the light on the gun to optimize activation with either hand. We believe it’s the most flexible and user friendly tactical light available.”
Due to its adaptability and rugged nature, the Rail Master light is expected to be the dominant weapon light at the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Match (http://www.crimsontrace.com/news/article/crimson-trace-to-host-the-worlds-only-nighttime-3-gun-match) in July – the World’s first and only night time 3 gun match. Some of the nation’s top 3 gunners will be equipping their pistols, rifles and shotguns with the Rail Master as they blast a wide array of targets in the pitch black high desert night. Expect to see extensive coverage of the match and the Rail Master product line and Midnight 3Gun Invitational on NBC Sports, Versus and the Outdoor Channel this Fall.
COLT ADDS TWO NEW MODELS TO LIST OF CALIFORNIA COMPLIANT RIFLES
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is adding two additional models to its current list of five rifles that are compliant with California’s bullet button laws. The new carbines available to shooters in California are the CR6720CA and CR6724CA.
“We are pleased to be expanding the list of products we offer to our customers in California,” said David Ridley, Vice President, Colt Defense LLC, “Offering seven rifles with the state’s required bullet button gives California sportsmen the opportunity to chose from a wider variety of Colt-quality guns to find one that suits them best.”
The CR6720CA and CR6724CA are the most accurate of the rifles in Colt’s Match Target® line and are ideal carbines for target shooting, as well hunting and varmint shooting. Both rifles feature a stainless steel, free-floating barrel that allows the barrel to flex as it should, without being constricted during firing. The 6720CA weighs nine pounds, measures 39 inches long and features a 20-inch barrel. The 6724CA weighs 9.3 pounds, measures 43 inches long and features a 24-inch barrel. The additional length of the barrels allow for increased firing distance.
Both rifles feature a 1-9” RH twist for lighter grain ammunition, a black A2 style buttstock, Colt flash suppressor, tubular handguard and pistol grip. These direct gas system, locking bolt rifles each come in a matte black finish with a nine round magazine and ship with a scope mount for additional accessories. They are chambered for 5.56×45 NATO (.223 Remington).
The first five California compliant guns released by Colt are the LE6920CA, three of Colt’s Magpul®-accessorized 6920s (the LE6920CMP-B, LE6920CMP-FDE and the LE6920CMP-O) and the LE6940CA.
It’s good to see more and more options for our oppressed countrymen in California. Keep praying for the day that they are freed.